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Producer And Announcer, All Things Considered

Crystal Ligori

Crystal Ligori is the producer and newscaster for "All Things Considered" and produces the weekly radio program "Literary Arts: The Archive Project."

Before joining OPB, Crystal worked the active rock station KUFO in Portland. In addition to her on-air role, she was the interim music director and hosted a weekly, local music show. Before moving to Portland, Crystal worked on-air at modern music station KZZU in Spokane, Washington, and hosted the Footbridge Forum at KBGA in Missoula, Montana. 

Crystal earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. While there, she earned a Society of Professional Journalists award for television feature reporting, a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features, and shares a regional Emmy nomination for the documentary “Testing Times: Montana’s Struggle to Leave No Child Behind”, for which she was a segment producer and narrator. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist.

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Recent Articles

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Say Hello To Our New 'All Things Considered' Host

OPB’s new "All Things Considered" host once worked at "Saturday Night Live," loves coho salmon and has feelings about rain.

Entertainment | local | Arts | Music | NW Life

From TikTok To '80s Rock: Teens Walk Us Through What They’re Listening To

Two Oregon teens talk about discovering new bands, shaping their own musical taste, and how the pandemic has or hasn't changed their listening habits. 

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For People Living With HIV, A New Public Health Crisis In COVID-19

Many essential services for people living with HIV have shifted from in-person to virtual. The head of the Cascade AIDS Project tells OPB about supporting people with HIV amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Tommy Orange - There There

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Tommy Orange shares his non-linear journey to becoming a writer and the inspiration behind his award-winning debut novel, "There There."

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Eavan Boland

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," poet Eavan Boland addresses the difference between Ireland’s “history” and its “past” during her Poetry Downtown reading in 2008. 

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Side Hustle Of A Laid-Off Baker Is Bringing Joy During Pandemic

Like most food service folks in Oregon, Serena Zendejas lost her job when the pandemic started. But she didn't stop baking. Instead, she turned her skills into a side hustle.

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What Does Trump's 60-Day Immigration Ban Mean For Oregon?

How could President Trump's 60-day ban on immigration impact immigrants living in Oregon?

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50 Years Later: Violent Clashes Between Anti-War Students And Portland Police

It's been 50 years since the Ohio National Guard shot dead four demonstrators at Kent State University, setting off a national wave of Vietnam War protests that reached Portland.

Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Terrence McNally

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we remember renowned playwright Terrence McNally who died of complications from COVID-19 in March 2020. In this talk, McNally discusses his career in theatre and the crucial artistic inspiration and support he received along the way.   

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From Concept Albums To Hee Haw, An Education In Country Music

Patterson Hood uses his encyclopedic knowledge of classic country music to help us take a deep dive into the genre. 

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A Miracle Kidney Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Last month, OPB spoke with immunocompromised Portlander Halle Williams about the challenges of navigating the pandemic. Williams joined OPB again for an update: they've received a kidney transplant!

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OSU Master Gardeners Offer Tips As People Plant Pandemic Patches

OSU's Master Gardener Program sees an explosion of interest as the pandemic prompts people to grown their own food. 

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Concerns About Hospitals Prompt Rise In Calls To Midwives

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes expecting parents nervous about hospital care, many are considering midwives for the first time.

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A Virtual Tour, With Bands That Must Stay Home

As part of OPB’s series exploring new music and genres that may not be part of your regular cultural diet, we asked opbmusic Music Director Jerad Walker to highlight the work of performers who have put their traveling plans on hold.

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Multnomah County’s ER Doc Commissioner Pushes For Stronger COVID-19 Response

Multnomah County Commissioner – and emergency room doctor – Sharon E. Meieran says our leaders are consistently failing us as they put political concerns first, and science second.

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Washington County Has More COVID-19 Cases Than Most Of Oregon. It's Unclear Why

Washington County has been hit harder than the rest of Oregon, with nearly a third of all confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses across the state.

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Living With An Autoimmune Disorder During The Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is creating new challenges for people like Halle Williams, who has a rare autoimmune vascular disease and has been living with end-stage renal disease for three years, which they treat with home dialysis.  

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Eugene, Oregon, Faces Loss From Delay Of Olympic Trials

Delaying the Olympics — and the track and field trials scheduled in Oregon for June — will be an economic hardship for Eugene, according to Mayor Lucy Vinis.

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A Classical Music Introduction, From The Beatles To Bach

Expanding our musical horizons while stuck at home.

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Oregon Zoo Welcomes First California Condor Chick Of The Year

This month, the Oregon Zoo welcomed the first California condor chick of 2020.